Red 2G

0.00

Alternate Name

Colour Shade / Description

Red Powder

ECC No.

E128

Colour Index No.

18050

CAS No.

3734-67-6

EINEC No.

223-098-9

Usage

only permitted for use in breakfast cerals , dye for coatings, inks, paper, crepe paper and fine tissue

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Red 2G, is a synthetic red azo dye. It is soluble in water and slightly soluble in glycerol. Red 2G is commonly used as a food dye, imparting light red color and producing shades ranging from cherry to blood-red in various food products. However, its use has been restricted due to safety concerns. Red 2G is also used in inks, coatings, paper, crepe paper, and fine tissue. It can be used for staining in histology, although rarely.